While the planet is still waiting for the wave of new motherboards announced at the 2012 CES and centered on Intel's new chipsets, it's really nice to see Gigabyte showing new gear.
Well, maybe not all new gear, but in any case, after almost a month with no fresh products, this sounds really good.
The not-that-new board is the GA-78LMT-S2P, now reaching revision 5.0. This one is a motherboard designed for the AM3+ and Phenom/ Athlon II CPUs, sporting the 760G north bridge and SB710 southbridge. GA-78LMT-S2P (rev. 5.0) can hold up to 8 GB DDR3 and comes with no USB 3.0 slots or SATA 6GB/s connectors, like the new-generation boards do.
The all-new AM3+ board dubbed GA-970A-DS3 works with the same CPUs, but boasts all the new and nifty features of the modern motherboards. With a RAM capacity of 32 GB DDR and capable of running DDR3 2000 in overclock mode, this board also comes with no less than 6 SATA 6GB/s connectors and dual USB 3.0 ports.
Both boards sport Gigabyte's latest proprietary technologies and promise a smoother, faster and more stable experience. DualBIOS and electrostatic/ high temperature/ humidity protection features are also present, together with UEFI BIOS, On/ Off Charge and many more. We'll be adding their drivers in a matter of days, so stay tuned.